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Armstrong as keynote speaker at Flanders Classic

MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
edited December 2017 in The cake stop
Does this mean his reintegration?

Discuss.
Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

De Sisti wrote:
This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
smithy21 wrote:

He's right you know.

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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 10,985
    Neil?
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    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 8,473
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Oh you guys........ :)

    You crack me up

    Would you go and see Lancey boy? Not sure I would - be a bit, well, galling really.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • mamba80mamba80 Posts: 5,086
    Oh you guys........ :)

    You crack me up

    Would you go and see Lancey boy? Not sure I would - be a bit, well, galling really.

    Yeah i d love to hear a talk from him an all time hero of mine.... i dont have big anti drugs attitude, anyone who does should question why they are interested in pro cycling because it has been going on since year dot and i dont believe it has ever really stopped, just different drugs and different methods, so the big one now is weight loss whilst still keeping power, was always impossible but now it seems not......
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 10,985
    Oh you guys........ :)

    You crack me up

    Would you go and see Lancey boy? Not sure I would - be a bit, well, galling really.
    I'd still rather listen to Neil. Yes, I know he is dead, and no, it is not about the drugs.
    I think Lance is a self centred arrogant egotistical cnut.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,516 Lives Here
    Bet he's got some bloody great stories from the peloton.
  • Bet he's got some bloody great stories from the peloton.

    This. Organisers clearly think he’s a drawcard too.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    His daily podcast during the TDF was awesome .... bet commentary of the whole 3 weeks IMO ... I would go listen to him.

    He may well be a weapons grade cnut .... but I bet his speech is good
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,516 Lives Here
    fat daddy wrote:
    His daily podcast during the TDF was awesome .... bet commentary of the whole 3 weeks IMO .

    Really?
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632
    fat daddy wrote:
    His daily podcast during the TDF was awesome .... bet commentary of the whole 3 weeks IMO .

    Really?


    I thoroughly enjoyed it. everything else was the same old that is regurgitated every year. I though his podcast was a far more insightful and a change from the norm.

    Then again I like disc brakes, think Christmas cake is just a dull fruit cake with an inch of sugar welded to it and prefer shorts to bibs :shock:
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,516 Lives Here
    Was just an old codger who's got a bit of charisma saying what we all saw on telly. The guy didn't even leave Texas.

    I tell you, if you go looking, there are plenty of other ex riders who give more insight.


    His got box office charisma, I grant you thank; we're all like moths to a flame with him, whether you hated him or not, but the podcast isn't a great medium for that.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,632

    His got box office charisma, I grant you thank; we're all like moths to a flame with him, whether you hated him or not, but the podcast isn't a great medium for that.


    yeah your right I didnt enjoy it :?
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,167
    I really don't like Lance Armstrong - for the person he appears to be and his treatment of whistleblowers in and around the peloton. Nasty piece of work.

    BUT.

    If you have listened to his podcast - "Stages" or "The Forward" - you'll know that when it comes to analysing racing and telling stories from the peloton/training rides/coffee rides that he's pretty damn good. I listen grudgingly because it's good!

    So keynote speaker for the Flanders Classic... I can see how it might stick in the craw, but I bet it's a good speech.

    (I never thought I'd remotely have a single good word for Armstrong)
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,516 Lives Here
    Ben6899 wrote:
    I really don't like Lance Armstrong - for the person he appears to be and his treatment of whistleblowers in and around the peloton. Nasty piece of work.

    BUT.

    If you have listened to his podcast - "Stages" or "The Forward" - you'll know that when it comes to analysing racing and telling stories from the peloton/training rides/coffee rides that he's pretty damn good. I listen grudgingly because it's good!

    So keynote speaker for the Flanders Classic... I can see how it might stick in the craw, but I bet it's a good speech.

    (I never thought I'd remotely have a single good word for Armstrong)

    People do forget he was a decent one day racer pre doping.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,167
    Ben6899 wrote:
    I really don't like Lance Armstrong - for the person he appears to be and his treatment of whistleblowers in and around the peloton. Nasty piece of work.

    BUT.

    If you have listened to his podcast - "Stages" or "The Forward" - you'll know that when it comes to analysing racing and telling stories from the peloton/training rides/coffee rides that he's pretty damn good. I listen grudgingly because it's good!

    So keynote speaker for the Flanders Classic... I can see how it might stick in the craw, but I bet it's a good speech.

    (I never thought I'd remotely have a single good word for Armstrong)

    People do forget he was a decent one day racer pre doping.

    He was physically a different person (one of the clues that he was up to something was the transformation).
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  • Wasn't he prevented from being the "Official Podcast" of the Colorado Classic earlier this year on the basis that being involved in an official capacity with a UCI-sanctioned event would have been a violation of his lifetime ban from the sport?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstro ... m-cycling/

    I don't see how this case is any different. I don't see why Flanders Classics would want to get involved with him, they don't need him, but I guess it might help broaden the mainstream appeal of the Classics.

    As for the Stages podcast, I listened to a few around Kona and thought they were probably a bit better than the average hackneyed punditry. I wish he'd stop that dumbass thing that they do from American TV, where they play a 2-minute highlight clip right at the top of the show and spoil the best part; just get on with it!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    fat daddy wrote:

    His got box office charisma, I grant you thank; we're all like moths to a flame with him, whether you hated him or not, but the podcast isn't a great medium for that.


    yeah your right I didnt enjoy it :?
    :lol::lol:
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,516 Lives Here
    Wasn't he prevented from being the "Official Podcast" of the Colorado Classic earlier this year on the basis that being involved in an official capacity with a UCI-sanctioned event would have been a violation of his lifetime ban from the sport?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstro ... m-cycling/

    I don't see how this case is any different. I don't see why Flanders Classics would want to get involved with him, they don't need him, but I guess it might help broaden the mainstream appeal of the Classics.

    'cos Belgians have been watching cycling since the 1930s, and so they don't have the "drawn into cycling by my hero, only to found he lied to my face and wiped his c0ck on the curtain of my dreams" angle most Americans and Brits seem to have.

    All their heroes doped too and they still listen to them. Museeuw will be joining Lance, for example.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,516 Lives Here
    fat daddy wrote:

    His got box office charisma, I grant you thank; we're all like moths to a flame with him, whether you hated him or not, but the podcast isn't a great medium for that.


    yeah your right I didnt enjoy it :?

    Glad we sorted that out.
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,103
    Ben6899 wrote:
    I really don't like Lance Armstrong - for the person he appears to be and his treatment of whistleblowers in and around the peloton. Nasty piece of work.

    BUT.

    If you have listened to his podcast - "Stages" or "The Forward" - you'll know that when it comes to analysing racing and telling stories from the peloton/training rides/coffee rides that he's pretty damn good. I listen grudgingly because it's good!

    So keynote speaker for the Flanders Classic... I can see how it might stick in the craw, but I bet it's a good speech.

    (I never thought I'd remotely have a single good word for Armstrong)

    People do forget he was a decent one day racer pre doping.

    I liked him back in those days. However, I thought he'd been doping from before he even started racing in Europe?

    I wouldn't have thought he'd be the best at stories from the peloton either as he always seemed aloof and unlikely to have been someone other riders would share much with so I'm surprised to here he's good at that stuff, all I've ever really heard him talk about is himself.
  • robert88robert88 Posts: 2,706
    Wasn't he prevented from being the "Official Podcast" of the Colorado Classic earlier this year on the basis that being involved in an official capacity with a UCI-sanctioned event would have been a violation of his lifetime ban from the sport?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstro ... m-cycling/

    I don't see how this case is any different. I don't see why Flanders Classics would want to get involved with him, they don't need him, but I guess it might help broaden the mainstream appeal of the Classics.

    'cos Belgians have been watching cycling since the 1930s, and so they don't have the "drawn into cycling by my hero, only to found he lied to my face and wiped his c0ck on the curtain of my dreams" angle most Americans and Brits seem to have.

    All their heroes doped too and they still listen to them. Museeuw will be joining Lance, for example.

    I was cycling before Lance started cycling. And a lot of doping was inspired by the use of bennies enabling pilots to keep awake so they could bomb the censored out of people in ww2. Before that they just necked a bottle of vin rouge.

    Doper=cheat even if 'they are all at it'. So the TdF is tough; bring on the violins.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,516 Lives Here
    Good for you mate.
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